Yellow Pages publisher Hibu seeks waivers from lenders
Sunday, 19 August 2012 10:52
Yellow Pages publisher Hibu Plc, formerly Yell Group, said it has asked its lenders for waivers on some debt conditions as it works to restructure its debt.
(Source: Reuters. Read more....)
AmazonLocal taps YP's abundant sales force to compete with Groupon
Thursday, 16 August 2012 19:25
Amazon.com Inc's daily deal business, AmazonLocal, is running more offers arranged by local advertising giant YP.com, helping the world's largest Internet retailer better compete with Groupon Inc.
(Source: Reuters. Read more....)
Super Media Is Best Of The Yellow Pages: Management Does Matter
Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:18
When you buy into a publicly traded company, the theory is that you are entitled to the discounted cash flows from the company after they meet their obligations. In reality, this is not always the case.
(Source: Seeking Alpha. Read more....)
Germany re-opens Facebook facial recognition probe
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 18:53
German data privacy authorities have re-opened an investigation into Facebook's use of facial recognition.
The dispute involves the site's use of software to amass a database of its users' faces in order to make photo-tagging suggestions.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....)
KPN drops plan to sell Base after low offers
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 08:41
KPN has dropped plans to sell Belgian unit Base. The company said that the current difficult financial market conditions were reflected in the unsatisfactory non-binding offers it received for the unit.
(Source: Telecom Paper. Read more....)
Mobile Local Data Galore: A Conversation with Telmetrics
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 21:08
Last week, xAd and Telmetrics released new data from a report administered by Nielsen that measures mobile local user behavior. Earlier today, we had the chance to catch up with Telmetrics CEO Bill Dinan to get some more color on the full report’s official release.
(Source: BIA Kelsey Local Media Watch. Read more....)
Why Is Pinterest Successful?
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 15:38
When Pinterest was first launched in 2010, it was an unknown little cranny of the internet. Amassing a small following, mainly of micro-bloggers who wanted a more visual experience, it remained in relative obscurity.
That is, until 2011 when a surge in popularity put it in the top ten list of social networks. Then, between January and February 2012, the site had grown by a staggering 85%.
(Source: Search Engine Journal. Read more....)
Gartner: Global Mobile Sales Down 2%, Smartphones Surge 43%, Apple Stalls As Fans Hold Out For New iPhone
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 08:27
Gartner is the latest of the big analyst houses to release its numbers for smartphone and overall mobile sales in Q2. The picture it paints is one of a market that has, effectively, one winner at the moment: Android — and more specifically Samsung — with growth for Apple’s iPhone “paused” as users hold out for the next iPhone and ride out the tough economy.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....)
- Groupon results, forecast disappoint on European woes
- Google Acquiring Frommer’s Travel Brand, More Google+ Improvements Likely To Follow
- UK regulator hands Yell a rare bit of good news
- KPN sees strong interest for Belgian operation BASE
- Google fined over Safari cookie privacy row
- Google, PayPal, and U.S. carriers join committee to increase mobile payment adoption
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